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GECO : the development of a wall-climbing robot
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Abstract
This paper describes the process of designing a reliable wall-climbing robot that can be produced easily. We found that designers can choose out of many possible technologies to make wall climbing robots. After exploration and prototyping with gecko tape, suction caps, microsplines, magnetism, impellers and propellers we came up with GECO. GECO is a wall climbing robot which uses suction to move across walls. GECO moves over different kinds of surfaces, is wireless controlled and relatively easy to build. We envision that wall-climbing robots have potential applications for example to inspect surfaces, clean and maintain buildings and many more.
Language
English
Source (book)
Proceedings of CLAWAR 2017 : 20th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines, 11-13, September, 2017, Porto, Portugal
Publication
2017
ISBN
978-981-323-103-0
Volume/pages
p. 223-230
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Last edited 20.11.2023
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